A B4T CHRISTMAS

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the land, Not a creature was stirring not a woman or man.No music, no worship, no toys, decorations,For His grace, peace and love, has not come to this nation.I must jump in my Honda and streak through the...

A WORD FROM A B4T COACH

The following is submitted by a B4T coach. Occasionally God challenges foundational beliefs that I hold. I’m sharing one of those instances below.  But first a little about me:  I help people buy and sell businesses in the franchise industry. Typically, those...

PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES

The following is contributed by a worker in the Arab world. Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom...

ON RAISING SUPPORT or rather ON LISTENING TO GOD

I have been questioned multiple times this week by friends and a few leaders in OPEN, “Why don’t you raise funds for the work you do?” My answer is that it is one way I have of ensuring that the work we do, the ministries we start, are truly under God’s leadership and...

FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

I received this encouraging update from an OPEN worker in the Middle East. Fiza is a long-term employee who became a believer 3 years ago. All names have been changed. “How are you doing?” I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn’t know the...

THANK YOU GOD FOR CHERYL

You know, whoever said, “timing is everything” was right on. Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie “Cast-Away” understood that. He thought he had his life planned out perfectly, “no worries,” great job, giving his girl an engagement ring … that was just...